It's been about a year since Tony winner Laura Benanti suffered a devastating miscarriage, but the actress — who's expecting her first child, a daughter, with husband Patrick Brown — opened up about how the experience has impacted her current pregnancy.
“I was so worried and also really scared during the first trimester,” the 37-year-old told People. “I was really scared, all the time.”
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The brunette beauty said she was plagued by morning sickness, which only increased her anxiety. “I don’t know what man named it morning sickness. It’s the most ridiculous term I have ever heard," she joked. "It should be called just ’24/7, Never Get a Break’ sickness."
Laura in She Loves Me. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
Laura was also performing in the Broadway revival of She Loves Me for eight shows a week, which she cut down on advice from her doctor.
“When my doctor was like, ‘This is nuts — you need to take care of yourself,’ I wasn’t like, ‘Well, the show must go on!’” she explained. “I was like, ‘No, I’m a human being, and I had a miscarriage and I don’t want another one.’ So I really made my pregnancy a priority.”
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The Supergirl star added, "I hope me being pregnant after can be inspirational for a woman who perhaps had just gone through a miscarriage and wonders if she’ll ever get pregnant.”
Congrats to Laura and her husband on this joyous news!
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